Lea was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to co-chair the Arizona Zanjeros, a business leadership group formed to ensure the state continues to flourish economically by driving business growth and promoting Arizona’s extraordinary assets. She was
selected to serve on Governor Doug Ducey’s Transition Team in 2014 and co-chaired the subcommittee on Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Trade. She has also been appointed to serve on the Arizona Judicial Council which advises the Arizona
Supreme Court, and the Arizona Finance Authority, the state’s bonding authority. She chairs the Board of Directors of Carondelet’s St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Hospitals in Tucson and is the former Chair of the Pima Association
of Governments Economic Vitality Committee. She serves on the Boards of the University of Arizona Foundation and the Pima County Workforce Investment Board and is the President of the National Association of Women Business Owners in Tucson. She also
serves on the national board for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
She formally served as the Chairwoman of the Southern Arizona Business Roundtable, the Past Chair of the Southern Arizona Chamber of Commerce Alliance, the Founder and Past Chair of the Pima County Small Business Commission, and the Chairwoman of the
University of Arizona Hispanic Advisory Council. She was appointed by the Obama Administration to the National Women’s Business Council where she served for three years. Lea was recognized by the National Football League with a 2015 Hispanic
Heritage Award by the Arizona Cardinals, the University of Arizona Eller College with a 2014 Extraordinary Woman in Business award , the University of Arizona Alumni Association with the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Award, the 2011 State of Arizona
Minority Business Advocate of the Year, the 2009 Rising Star by the Hispanic Professional Action Committee, the 2008 Business Advocate of the Year by MED Week, a 2007 Woman of Influence by Inside Tucson Business, was recognized as a 40 under 40 recipient,
the Tucson Small Business Leader of the Year Award and honored with a University of Arizona Entrepreneurial Fellow award. In addition, she is a Flinn Brown Fellow and an Honorary Rotarian. She received her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
from the University of Arizona, and her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She is married with two children.